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12:09 PM ET UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo defends his belt for the first time Saturday in Brooklyn, New York, against bantamweight titleholder TJ Dillashaw. Cejudo earned the opportunity by shocking the world and dethroning Demetrious Johnson in August. The UFC is now on ESPN and ESPN+. Subscribe to ESPN+ to get: Exclusive live UFC
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1:33 AM ET The UFC is actively discussing a lightweight bout between Justin Gaethje and Edson Barboza for UFC Fight Night on March 30 in Philadelphia, according to multiple sources. Everything you need to know about UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw, which takes place Jan. 19 in Brooklyn, New York. The main event is
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kicks You all remember the end of “Karate Kid,” right? Well … it usually doesn’t look like that, but there’s no denying it — kicks are cool. Nothing is more likely to produce a show-stopping moment in the Octagon than a well-executed kick. Conclusion These various kicks really put the “art” into “mixed martial arts,”
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Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show starts off from a new studio in Bristol CT with TJ Dillashaw’s HC Duane Ludwig (7:00), some heat from Henry Cejudo’s HC Eric Albarracin (30:30), “Filthy” Tom Lawler (51:45), UFC welterweight Kamaru Usman (1:25:30), UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith (1:47:00), UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis (2:07:40), UFC Bantamweight Cody Garbrandt (2:27:30) and
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5:13 PM ET UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley said he’s considering a move up to middleweight later in 2019 to compete for a second belt. “People in the middleweight (division), they need to watch out too. I might slide up on one of y’all by the end of the year,” Woodley said on Ariel Helwani’s
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Monday marks another star-studded edition of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. The show, aired live on Twitter and YouTube, will feature current and former champions, as well as multiple rising stars in the sport. Following the show, the entirety can be listened to via the ESPN podcast center. Here’s the lineup: 1:00 p.m. – Duane Ludwig,
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10:38 AM ET Dann Stupp If it weren’t for Godwin Ezenwa, Alonzo Menifield wouldn’t be a college graduate. He might not even be literate, to be honest. And he certainly wouldn’t be a professional fighter who’s less than one week away from his debut on MMA’s biggest stage. Menifield wouldn’t be any of those things
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8:38 PM ET The UFC is actively looking for two replacement fighters to step in on short notice for next weekend’s card in Brooklyn, N.Y. Both John Lineker and Ion Cutelaba (14-3, 1 NC) have been forced to withdraw from their respective fights next weekend, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN. Lineker, who is dealing with
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2:36 PM ET Rising bantamweight star Petr Yan has his next assignment, and it’s undoubtedly the toughest test of his UFC career. Yan (11-1) will meet John Dodson (20-10) on Feb. 23 in Prague, Czech Republic, multiple sources told ESPN. Yan has won his last six fights in a row. He most recently defeated Douglas
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1:29 PM ET UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones passed multiple fight night drug tests on Dec. 29, after defeating Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 in Los Angeles. UFC president Dana White told ESPN that the promotion wants Jon Jones to defend his light heavyweight title against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on March 2
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3:33 PM ET UFC fighter Mackenzie Dern will not be moving up to flyweight after all, as the rising star has decided to remain at strawweight and is targeting a return in March, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Prior to her last fight in May, a win over Amanda Cooper, Dern missed weight by 7
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7:00 AM ET Chamatkar SandhuESPN Ahead of the inaugural UFC on ESPN+ event, which takes place on Jan. 19 at the Barclays Centre, Joanne Calderwood is fully aware of what an explosive performance against KSW champion Ariane Lipski could do for her career. Since moving to Las Vegas almost a year ago, the Scottish flyweight
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